The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has approximately 120 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) to accommodate some 35 million passengers per year. With many of these PBBs nearing the end of their useful lives (25 years), the Metropolitan Airports Commission launched a multi-year program to replace all aging PBBs.
In 2015, TKDA worked with a multi-firm team to prepare plans and specifications for the replacement of four PBBs. This phase of the project included the replacement of four PBBs at three different concourses. The new PBBs accommodate a wider range of aircraft and provide greater flexibility in airport operations.